Katherine Palms, Grantmaking Associate
Katherine moved to Leland in October of 2016 from Grosse Pointe, Michigan. It had been her dream to live in Leelanau County after growing up vacationing at the Homestead in Glen Arbor. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a focus in Public Health from Denison University. Katherine has been a Trustee of her family foundation, the HP Foundation, since 2012 and acting as Secretary since December 2016. The Foundation focuses on supporting Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. She is thrilled to now be serving those two counties along with Antrim, Benzie, and Kalkaska as a member of the Community Foundation. Katherine has a passion for living well and spends her spare time hiking, kayaking, spending time with her family and golden doodle, Hunny, teaching yoga, supporting the Traverse City Plant Based Lifestyle group, and sharing essential oils.